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Crunchies 2009 Gift Guide 2009 More About Advertise Archives Company Index Contact CrunchCam Jobs Trends Subscribe: ThoughtFarmer Is TubeTastic by Duncan Riley on May 5, 2008 12 Comments 2 retweet Share ThoughtFarmer from Vancover based OpenRoad Communications offers an enterprise focused intranet service built around wikis. Billed as “a knowledge sharing solution for the new enterprise” ThoughtFarmer can be used as a standalone intranet or extranet, a collaboration hub or “the knowledge-sharing component of an existing intranet.” Like others in the space, ThoughtFarmer embraces the Wiki model, offering an open and democratic authoring environment with no barriers to content creation. The service then adds structure and social networking to the wiki core. It’s a solid service, but the standout has been in the marketing campaign. References to a mysterious Canadian company Tubetastic started appearing online in the last couple of months. The site is accessible via login only, and no one was really sure exactly what it was (Tubetastic’s
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About Subscribe Contact Advertise Subscribe to ReadWriteWeb Search ReadWriteWeb Home Products Trends Best of RWW Archives Reports ThoughtFarmer's Tubetastic Marketing Campaign Written by Sarah Perez / April 24, 2008 10:33 AM / 5 Comments « Prior Post Next Post » Earlier this month, we opened up and shared with readers the different ways we're pitched by companies wanting coverage. We mentioned our favorite way (hint: RSS) and have been enjoying the feeds that have been sent in since. We also noted the arrival of the twitpitch - the new trend of pitching via Twitter. Meanwhile, another company had a completely different idea: pitch via mail. Yes, postal mail. Postal Mail Pitching These days, with the internet, IM, Twitter, and all sorts of technologically advanced ways to communicate with each other, the concept of sending a letter via the mail seems outdated and quaint. Yet, despite that, or perhaps because of it, a personalized mailing catches one's attention. In a box usually stuffed with bills (ugh), magazines, and, RWW SPONSORS let's be honest, lots of junk, a hand-addressed padded manilla envelope from Canada stands out. What the envelope contained was a company's pitch, but cleverly disguised as a welcome letter to a new company called Tubetastic, where, apparently, I had accepted the job of Tubular Webmaster. An enclosed organization chart showed where I was in the company hierarchy, circled in yellow highlighter. Among my colleagues at Tubetastic were fellow journalists and bloggers. I even had a barcoded nametag.